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Solas Bhride

Solas Bhride is an education and retreat centre dedicated to the teachings and memory of St.Brigid, Ireland’s only female saint. It comprises exhibition and hospitality areas, teaching and workshop spaces, hermitages for pilgrims and some residential facilities.

Solas Bhride has achieved an A rating for energy, quite a success given the dispersed nature of the design, which is laid out ot maximise connections to views, sun and the various garderns and outdoor spaces. It is made of natural materials and employs natural ventilation and daylighting in its servicing.



  • Ice stick hybrid heat pump with propane ground loops
  • Micro Opti Heat UF heating
  • Solar
  • MHRV
  • Gas installation
  • Stove Installation



Solearth Architecture




Completed 2014